Songs for Worship – October 21, 2018

Resources for personal devotion and/or family worship—whether planned or impromptu (e.g., like singing together in the car).

These song arrangements will differ in varying degrees from what you’ll hear at Cross Park, yet these melodies will prepare you for making “a joyful noise to the LORD!”

Come Ye Sinners

Come, ye sinners, poor and wretched,
Weak and wounded, sick and sore;
Jesus, ready, stands to save you,
Full of pity, joined with power.
He is able, He is able;
He is willing; doubt no more.

Come ye needy, come, and welcome,
God’s free bounty glorify;
True belief and true repentance,
Every grace that brings you nigh.
Without money, without money
Come to Jesus Christ and buy.

Come, ye weary, heavy laden,
Bruised and broken by the fall;
If you tarry ‘til you’re better,
You will never come at all.
Not the righteous, not the righteous;
Sinners Jesus came to call.

Let not conscience make you linger,
Nor of fitness fondly dream;
All the fitness He requires
Is to feel your need of Him.
This He gives you, this He gives you,
‘Tis the Spirit’s rising beam.

Lo! The Incarnate God, ascended;
Pleads the merit of His blood.
Venture on Him; venture wholly,
Let no other trust intrude.
None but Jesus, none but Jesus
Can do helpless sinners good.

Words: Joseph Hart; Music: Matthew S. Smith; © 2000, detuned radio music; CCLI License #11029770

He’s Opened The Gates (Psalm 118)

Praise our God, for he is good—his love endures forever!
Let the saints of Jesus sing—his love endures forever!
Let the shepherds now confess—his love endures forever!
All who fear the Lord declare—his love endures forever!

With death on every side, they pressed him hard yet he cut them down;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He came to save us from the grave,
Came to save from the grave,
Came to save us from the grave.   Chorus

The stone thrown away now has become the cornerstone;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield,
Became our song and our shield.   Chorus

Though dead, he would not die; though in hell, he rose from the grave;
The Lord, in all of his strength, with his right hand
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in,
He’s opened the gates and brought us in.   Chorus

Words and Music: Wen Reagan (based on Ps 118); © 2013 Wen Reagan; CCLI License #11029770

Oh How Good It Is (Psalm 133)

Oh how good it is
When the family of God
Dwells together in spirit,
In faith, and unity.
Where the bonds of peace,
Of acceptance and love,
Are the fruit of his presence
Here among us.

So with one voice we’ll sing to the Lord
And with one heart we’ll live out his word
Till the whole earth sees
The Redeemer has come
For he dwells in the presence of his people. 

Oh how good it is,
On this journey we share,
To rejoice with the happy
And weep with those who mourn.
For the weak find strength,
The afflicted find grace,
When we offer the blessing
Of belonging.   Chorus

Oh how good it is
To embrace His command
To prefer one another
Forgive as He forgives.
When we live as one
We all share in the love
Of the Son with the Father
And the Spirit.   Chorus

Words and Music: Keith Getty, Kristyn Getty, Ross Holmes, Stuart Townend; © 2012 Gettymusic; Parakeet Boots Music; Townend Music; CCLI License #11029770

All Must Be Well

Through the love of God our Savior, all will be well.
Free and changeless is his favor—all is well!
Precious is the blood that healed us, perfect is the grace that sealed us,
Strong the hand stretched forth to shield us—all must be well!

Though we pass through tribulation, all will be well.
Ours is such a full salvation—all is well!
Happy still in God confiding, fruitful if in Christ abiding,
Steadfast through the Spirit’s guiding—all must be well!

We expect a bright tomorrow—all will be well.
Faith can sing through days of sorrow—all is well.
On our Father’s love relying, Jesus every need supplying,
Yes, in living or in dying, all must be well!

Words: Mary Bowley Peters, Matthew S. Smith; Music: Matthew S. Smith; © 2007 Detuned Radio Music; CCLI License #11029770


Come and stand before your Maker, full of wonder, full of fear!
Come behold his power and glory, yet with confidence draw near!
For the one who holds the heavens and commands the stars above
Is the God who bends to bless us with an unrelenting love!

Rejoice—come and lift your hands and raise your voice!
He is worthy of all praise,
Rejoice—sing the mercies of your king,
And with trembling rejoice!

We are children of the promise—the beloved of the Lord,
Won with everlasting kindness, bought with sacrificial blood;
Bringing reconciliation to a world that longs to know
The affections of a father who will never let them go!   Chorus

All our sickness, all our sorrows Jesus carried up the hill.
He has walked this path before us, he is walking with us still,
Turning tragedy to triumph, turning agony to praise;
There is blessing in the battle so take heart and stand amazed!

Rejoice—when you cry to him he hears your voice!
He will wipe away your tears,
Rejoice—in the midst of suffering
He will help you sing   Chorus

Words and Music: Dustin Kensrue and Stuart Townend; © 2013 Modern Hymnal Publishing, Dead Bird Theology, It’s All About Jesus Music, We Are Younger We Are Faster Music, and Unknown; CCLI License #11029770

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